Fort Worth Athletes Head to Global Swim Meet

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


More than 300 Special Olympics athletes from around the world will compete in the Global Swimming Invitational in San Juan, Puerto Rico.  The tournament will feature 320 participants from 24 different countries who will compete in an array of aquatics events, ranging from 25m to 800m races.

The invitational, hosted by Special Olympics Latin America, is set for September 10-17.  Fifteen athletes will represent Texas, including Emmily Blackbury, Jennifer Shepler, Rachel Seba, Andrew Dennett, Leigh Landrum, Andrew Lugo, Scott Wendt, Dan Hettinger and Tom Duston from the Greater Dallas and Greater Fort Worth areas.

About Special Olympics Texas
Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) is a privately funded non-profit organization that changes lives through the power of sport by encouraging and empowering people with intellectual disabilities, promoting acceptance for all, and fostering communities of understanding and respect.  SOTX provides continuing opportunities for more than 44,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities throughout the Lone Star State to realize their potential, develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage and experience joy and friendship.  To learn more, visit www.specialolympicstexas.org or call 800.876.5646.  Engage with us on: Twitter @SOTexas; fb.com/SpecialOlympicsTX; youtube.com/specialolympicstexas.

Co-Sponsors:
Coca-Cola Refreshments, Food Town, H-E-B Tournament of Champions
 Charitable Trust and the Law Enforcement Torch Run


Ramonica Jones
Public Relations Coordinator
Special Olympics Texas
rjones@sotx.org


About Special Olympics Texas
Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) is a privately funded non-profit organization that changes lives through the power of sport by encouraging and empowering people with intellectual disabilities, promoting acceptance for all, and fostering communities of understanding and respect.  SOTX provides continuing opportunities for more than 58,800 children and adults with intellectual disabilities throughout the Lone Star State to realize their potential, develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage and experience joy and friendship.  To learn more, visit www.specialolympicstexas.org or call 800.876.5646.  Engage with us on: Twitter @SOTexas; fb.com/SpecialOlympicsTX; youtube.com/specialolympicstexas.